Feeling like your decor is blah? Boring walls and furniture got ya down? Are your solid color linens a snooze? Try on some pattern! Prints are such an excellent way to add color and interest to your decor. They can be whimsical, classic, or trendy – just like my top three!  That’s right, Thursday top three coming at ya! This week I am bringing you three must have patterns for your home.

Here they are…

Polka dots


I have always loved polka dots.  They’re just fun. Tiny little polka dots can even be sophisticated.  When we start sprucing up Ivy’s room I want to get the vinyl stick on ones for a wall or two! To me, polka dots are footloose and fancy-free.



Stripes are just plain classy. They fit into tons of design senses: modern, nautical, traditional, shabby chic… they are amazingly versatile. I am going to lump chevron in with stripes, and Lord knows how popular chevron has been. The chevron hysteria seems to be passing some, but I have to say I love the chevron laundry basket that I bought for Reid’s nursery!



Fun and bold, tribal has been hot lately, and I love it!  There are so many shapes and colors to choose from. I have not found the perfect piece to incorporate tribal pattern into our home, but I have been on the look out for a nice throw rug for the living room. I’d love to get an authentic handmade piece, but that shiz is out of my price range. I’m having a hard time finding one that I can afford that doesn’t seem to cheapen or exploit Native American heritage.

Don’t be afraid to mix up your prints in a cohesive color pallet for an eclectic look sure to impress  😉

Well, that wraps things up for this week! For photo sources on the above pictures, visit my Pinterest board “Color, Pattern, Design“.

Don’t forget to click the photos below to check out all the other fun things that happened on Smith Family Renovations this week. And let me know which of these patterns you have used or would love to use in your home by leaving a reply below!



PS- I am hoping to incorporate multimedia video into the Thursday Top Three in the coming weeks, so watch out for that.  I just have to get over my camera shyness 😉